Tea-leaf storage jar with four lugs

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Seto kilns, Seto, Aichi prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with iron and wood-ash glazes
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 25 x 23.3 cm (9 13/16 x 9 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Dark gray clay, partially brown on surface. Concentrically trimmed base. Four lugs spaced equally around shoulder just below neck.
    Warm brown iron glaze, broadly splashed with ash glaze on neck, shoulder, and body. Inside unglazed.
    Illegible mark written in ink on base.
  • Marks

    Illegible mark written in ink on base.
  • Provenance

    To 1904
    V. G. Fischer Art Company, Washington, DC, to 1904 [1]
    From 1904 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from V. G. Fischer Art Company, Washington DC in 1904 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1287, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Rusticity Refined: Kyoto Ceramics by Ninsei (March 19 to October 23, 2005)
    Japanese Art (May 9, 1993 to November 21, 1995)
    The Glazed Ceramic Tradition of Mino and Seto Wares (April 26, 1985 to January 13, 1986)
    Japanese Ceramics from Past to Present (February 18, 1983 to February 16, 1984)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    V. G. Fischer Art Company (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Seto kilns, Seto, Aichi prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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